People named Daniel, as well as informal forms like "Dan" and "Danny", include: * Dan Andriano, bassist in American punk band Alkaline Trio * Dan Aykroyd, (born 1952), Canadian-American actor * Dan Beard (1850–1941), founder of the Sons of Daniel Boone * Dan Ben-Amotz (1924–89), Israeli writer, journalist, screenwriter, and actor * Daniel Berger (born 1993), American professional PGA Tour golfer * Daniel Brailovsky (born 1958), Argentine-born Israeli footballer and manager * Daniel Braverman (born 1993), American NFL football player * Dan Brown, American author, writer of The Da Vinci Code among others * Dan Butler (born 1954), American actor * Dan Carter, New Zealand professional Rugby
* Julian Barnes: Metroland (1981) * Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code (2003) * Agatha Christie: The Man in the Brown Suit (1924). The mystery begins with the death of a passenger at Hyde Park Corner station. * Tom Clancy: Patriot Games (1987; also 1992 film) * Christopher Fowler: Bryant and May off the Rails: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery (2011) * Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere (1997; also 1996 television series) * Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon: Mind the Gap: A Novel of the Hidden Cities (2008) * Lisa Goldstein: Dark Cities Underground (1999) * James Herbert: The Rats (1974; also 1982 film Deadly Eyes) * Tobias Hill: Underground (1999).
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* March 14 – Stephen King's novella Riding the Bullet is published in e-book format only, the world's first mass-market electronic book. * September 26 – English writer and politician Jeffrey Archer is charged with perjury and opens in the title role of his courtroom drama The Accused. * December 15 – In the landmark censorship case of Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v.
* "Pattern Recognition" by Sonic Youth is based on William Gibson's novel of the same name. * "The Pearl" by Fleming and John is based on the 1947 novella of the same name by John Steinbeck. * "Penelope" by Robi Rosa is based on the character from Homer's Odyssey. * "Pennywise" by Pennywise is about the character Pennywise from the novel It by Stephen King. * "Pet Sematary" by Ramones is about "Pet Sematary" by Stephen King. * "The Phantom of the Opera" by Iron Maiden is about The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. * "The Phantom of the Opera Ghost" by Iced Earth is also about Leroux's play. * "A Pict Song" by Billy Bragg is based on a poem of the same name by Rudyard Kipling.
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(ARV: $483.68) * The Da Vinci Code * The Da Vinci Code (film) * The Da Vinci Code (video game) * Solutions to the Original 2003 webquests * Solutions to the Google 2006 webquest * Dan Brown's official website - Includes video clips of Good Morning America. * Da Vinci Code Challenge on About.com
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* 2017 – The Essex Serpent – Sarah Perry * 2015-2016 – (no award) * 2014 – The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton * 2013 – The Ocean at the End of the Lane – Neil Gaiman * 2012 – Fifty Shades of Grey – EL James * 2011 – How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran * 2010 – One Day – David Nicholls * 2009 – The Suspicions of Mr Whicher – Kate Summerscale * 2008 – On Chesil Beach – Ian McEwan (Jonathan Cape) * 2007 – The Dangerous Book for Boys – Con and Hal Iggulden (Harpercollins) * 2006 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – JK Rowling (Bloomsbury) * 2005 – The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown (Corgi) * 2004 – Eats, Shoots & Leaves – Lynne Truss (Profile) * 2003 – Stupid White Men – Michael Moore
The book documents the political context of Jesus' birth, and then goes on to examine the history of the migration of the family of Jesus, the chronicles of his teachings, and his death. The book was published on the same day that The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown became available as a paperback in the US. In The Jesus Papers, author Michael Baigent claims that after having been taken down alive from the Cross, Jesus was removed from the tomb at night by Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, then smuggled away to Egypt along with his wife, Mary Magdalene.
The term Rose Line as the Paris Meridian was given by Dan Brown in his novel The Da Vinci Code as an alternate name for "the world's first prime meridian", identified as the Paris Meridian. Brown's novel also conflates this meridian with a gnomon in the Parisian church of Saint-Sulpice marked in the floor with a brass line, as did the 1967 Priory Document Le Serpent Rouge - Notes sur Saint-Germain-des-Près et Saint-Sulpice de Paris. The Paris Meridian actually passes about 100 metres east of the gnomon, which according to author Sharan Newman and a sign in the church was "never called a Rose-Line".
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The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 adventure puzzle video game developed by The Collective, Inc. and published by 2K Games for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. The game was released on the same day the film of the same name opened in theatres and it is based on the 2003 novel by Dan Brown, not the film. As such, the characters in the game do not resemble nor sound like their filmic counterparts. The Da Vinci Code received mixed reviews across all platforms. Although some critics praised the game's fidelity to its source material, the majority criticized the graphics and basic gameplay, particularly the melee combat.
Stephen King's multiversefictional multiversethe same shared universe
This universe is the location of the Keystone Earth, which is a reflection of the "real world" and also includes a fictional version of Stephen King himself. It is the location of the Rose too. Some people have the ability to travel between universes by "going Todash", other ways are through rare artifacts like the Wizard's Rainbow, the Talisman and the Lil Pink. Gan uses Stephen King as a facilitator to tell the tale of the Gunslinger, so Roland Deschain could successfully go about his task of reaching the Tower.
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* Silas, in the book The Da Vinci Code (2003) by Dan Brown, (played by Paul Bettany in the 2006 film adaptation), is described as being albinistic. He is a religious fanatic and an assassin who murders several people, although he repents at the end of the book, praying to God for mercy and forgiveness. Critics have called the portrayal "damning", "hateful", and "cruelly stereotypical".
In a few cases, special venues were arranged, for instance when Da Vinci Code writer Dan Brown was interviewed in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, in front of famous painting The Night Watch. * College Tour episodes online * College Tour official YouTube channel * College Tour episodes online * College Tour official YouTube channel
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This article is a list of fictional diseases, disorders, infections, and pathogens which appear in fiction where they have a major plot or thematic importance. They may be fictional psychological disorders, magical, from mythological or fantasy settings, have evolved naturally, been genetically modified (most often created as biological weapons), or be any illness that came forth from the (ab)use of technology.
This is a list of adult fiction books that topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller list in 2005.
The novel is in the style of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. The events of the novel take place over the course of one day, set against a background of post-9/11 tension between Christian and Muslim identities in New York. The novel begins with the murder of Paul Feiler, an academic specialist in Abrahamic theology who works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by Charles Hogue, a CIA agent, shortly before Feiler is due to give a revelatory lecture at an academic conference in New York.
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The book was an international bestseller, inspiring Dan Brown's best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. The claims and conspiracy theories have substantially increased and have become more and more varied over the last few decades with more and more authors adding more and more myths to the story. The current favourite conspiracy theory involves what Saunière allegedly discovered in the crypt of his church during his 1887 renovations. However historians have refuted the theories claimed by The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail since most of them completely lack any historical proof or even contradict historical documents and findings.
The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery-thriller film directed by Ron Howard. The screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman and based on Dan Brown's worldwide bestselling 2003 novel, The Da Vinci Code. It was produced by Howard with John Calley and Brian Grazer and released by Columbia Pictures in the United States on May 19, 2006. Due to controversial and inaccurate historical interpretations and perceived anti-Catholic elements, the film proved highly controversial in the Philippines, a highly religious country in Southeast Asia in which Catholicism is widely practised.
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* 27 February – writers Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh sue Random House in the High Court of Justice claiming that the best selling novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown contains ideas stolen from their 1982 book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. * 1 March – the Senedd, debating chamber of the National Assembly for Wales on Cardiff Bay, designed by Richard Rogers is opened by the Queen. * 2 March * Sir Menzies Campbell is elected leader of the Liberal Democrats following an election caused by the resignation of previous leader, Charles Kennedy. * Four people are injured in an explosion in a GlaxoSmithKline factory in Irvine, North Ayrshire.
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Appel – The Biology of Luck * Dan Brown – Inferno * Adam Christopher – The Burning Dark * J. M. Coetzee – The Childhood of Jesus * Troy Denning – Crucible * Doug Dorst – S * Richard Flanagan – The Narrow Road to the Deep North * Aminatta Forna – The Hired Man * Frederick Forsyth – The Kill List * Neil Gaiman – The Ocean at the End of the Lane * Elizabeth Graver – The End of the Point * David G.
It has been described as "The biggest challenger to Dan Brown's (author of The Da Vinci Code) crown" by the British newspaper The Mirror. Will Monroe's normal life is disrupted when his wife is kidnapped while he is reporting on a story of a militia man found dead in his isolated log cabin. Further investigation into the death brings Monroe to the conclusion that the dead militia man shared an attribute with a New York City pimp, also recently murdered. They were both described as being 'righteous'. As more murders of 'righteous men' happen across the globe, time seems to be running out for Will and the old and current friends he has enlisted.
Robert Langdon'' film seriesRobert Langdon
The films focus on Robert Langdon, a fictional character appearing in the Robert Langdon (book series) by author Dan Brown. The film series has a different chronological order than the novels, and consists of The Da Vinci Code (2006), Angels & Demons (2009) and Inferno (2016). The series has grossed almost $1.5 billion worldwide. Dan Brown’s novels about Professor Robert Langdon: Angels & Demons (2000), The Da Vinci Code (2003), and Inferno (2013), quickly became international bestsellers, and were soon adapted into films by Columbia Pictures with Ron Howard directing and producing, and Tom Hanks portraying Langdon.
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Boyle – The Women (February 10) * Dan Brown – The Lost Symbol (September 15) * Jan Cempírek – Bílej kůň, žlutej drak * Arno Camenisch – Sez ner * Chan Koonchung – The Fat Years * Sam Childers – Another Man's War * Kate Christensen – Trouble: A Novel * E. L.
* Partial list of awards and nominations on Stephen King's website * Official site of the Bram Stoker Awards * Official site of the World Fantasy Awards * Comprehensive listing of all Locus Award winners and nominees * Official site of the Edgar Awards * Partial list of awards and nominations on Stephen King's website * Official site of the Bram Stoker Awards * Official site of the World Fantasy Awards * Comprehensive listing of all Locus Award winners and nominees * Official site of the Edgar Awards
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For example, the character of Bishop Aringarosa in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is presented for most of the novel as if he is at the centre of the church's conspiracies, but is later revealed to have been innocently duped by the true antagonist of the story. The character's name is a loose Italian translation of "red herring" (aringa rosa; rosa actually meaning pink, and very close to rossa, red). A red herring is often used in legal studies and exam problems to mislead and distract students from reaching a correct conclusion about a legal issue, allegedly as a device that tests students' comprehension of underlying law and their ability to properly discern material factual circumstances.
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* 27 February – Writers Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh sue Random House in the High Court of Justice claiming that the best selling novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown contains ideas stolen from their 1982 book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. * 20 March – The British Press Awards are held at The Dorchester, Park Lane, London. * 28 March – Council workers strike over pension rights. * 7 April – Mr Justice Peter Smith delivers judgment in the copyright case over The Da Vinci Code finding that Dan Brown had not breached the copyright of Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. The judgment itself contained a coded message on the whim of the judge.